Clean water for Villa Lozada





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Colombia

Location: La Plata

Total Budget: $31,226

Area of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene

La Plata is a Colombian municipality located in the southwest of the department of Huila. It is located in the

foothills of the Central Cordillera bathed by the waters of the Aguacatal, La Plata and Páez rivers. Its territorial

extension of 854 kmē, its height of 1118 meters above sea level and its average temperature of 23 ºC. It is the

fourth most populous municipality in the department of Huila, after Neiva, Pitalito and Garzón. It is considered

as a connection port with the department of Cauca.

Its economic activity is based on agricultural production such as rice, coffee, bananas, cocoa, corn, cane, beans,

potatoes; and some fruit trees such as lulo, tree tomato and blackberry (the crops with the highest production).

In addition, livestock, the livestock sector and tourist services are important productive systems in the

municipality. Villa Lozada is a village of La Plata, with an approximate number of 240 homes and an

approximate population of 1,350 inhabitants, increasing with the floating population that transit there.


● Contribute to the social and economic reconstruction of the communities.

● Carry out a profound change in the social and economic conditions of Villa Lozada, contributing to the

welfare and good living of the rural school population; boys and girls making use of their constitutional rights.

● Access to good quality water in the rural sector as a fundamental right.

● Achieve convergence between the quality of rural and urban life, strengthen links between the city and the


● Reduce unsatisfied basic needs.

● Contribute to the structural transformation of the rural area of the municipality of La Plata, ensuring the

quality of water in rural zones, as a consequence, avoiding child morbidity, gastrointestinal diseases and school

absence for these.

● Impact on the improvement of the water quality index

Primary Host Partner

District: 4281

Rotary Club of: Neiva-Noches Plateņas

Primary Contact: Edwin Valencia

Email: edwin_valencia@hotmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5100

Rotary Club of: Portland Pearl

Primary Contact: Adam Steckel

Email: rasteckel@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $18,166
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Neiva-Noches Plateņas (4281)





Portland Pearl (5100)





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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




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